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, not absolute security. it is a proportional metric. the less secure in the environment, the smaller the project. the more secure, the more substantial you can pursue. >> to follow up on that, in iraq, you have the assessments being done both about security and about engagement. , thoseabsence of usoco assessments were being done by our ambassador and those assessments were being done by the generals on the ground. where are they on this proposal? did the generals or the ambassadors feel that they would have benefited by having this? >> he supports the idea of having it. >> when the u.s. is operating overseas, the ambassador in iraq and with the u.s. operates elsewhere, it is ambassador who heads the effort in the country. the commanding general heads the defense operations. i understand what was said. where would it fit in this command? >> the mission is discrete and will to find. clarity will provide certainty to both agencies and the contractors. it would be somewhat like fema. its mission is to oversee the relief or reconstruction activity in the affected country. the president would declare
of environment for the investment is also one of our national priorities. currently, the climate for investment according to international ratings isn't among the top 20, i would say, but i wish we have a chance to get in the same kind of format in five years. i bet we will be in the 20. we are working hard on creating conditions in russia that would be considered by other outside investors as good as in 20 best countries in the world. but even today i think our investment climate is very much underrated, and we are doing much better than some of late. at the same time, also when it comes to russian economy we have enjoyed previous -- [inaudible] fiscal environment. we have accumulated significant reserves. we have two funds, one sovereign fund which is about 40 -- $84 billion and another reserve fund that is another $80-miss -- $80-plus billion. and the national reserves are 500 plus billion dollars as well. we are almost debt-free country because our external debt is no more than 2.5% and including internal debt is around 10, 11%. if you compare it with the g8 countries and with the country t
environment? i would urge my colleagues to join the bipartisan and growing list of members who've co-sponsored the personalize your care act, h.r. 1173. someday congress will deal with the vast looming crisis we face. in the meantime, helping patients understand their choices, make their wishes known and respected is an important step to start. thank you very much. . thank you very much. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair recognizes the gentleman from pennsylvania, mr. barletta, for five minutes. mr. barletta: i rise today in the wake of the passage of the senate amnesty bill to shed light on two important elements of illegal immigration that the senate grossly overlooked. as we know the senate bill pa pairs border security with amnesty. this makes no sense. you would never replace your carpet at home if you still had a hole in the roof. i'm hopeful that the house will put border security first, but i still have concerns. that's why today i'm introducing two pieces of legislation, one will address the problem of visa overstays. and the other will ask for a
chinese shoppers. burberry maintained fw eed guidr the year but warned of an uneven trade environment as they shift from wholesale markets into branded store sales in latin america and asia. burberry group stock up 4.6% in london. now, on the eve of key signing talks in washington, regulators showing a willingness to play ball with the s.e.c. they say it will hand over all documents related to a u.s. listed chinese company, something the s.e.c. has been pushing for saying it hit roadblocks. csrc protective of state run business secrets didn't say which company's records were being leased and beijing is resisting request to open up se hearing at 2:30 on the planned takeover of smith field foods. the $4.7 billion deal would be the largest ever chinese acquisition of a u.s. company. lawmakers are expected to ask smith field ceo larry pope about food safety issues and foreign ownership. the deal's approval lies with the committee on foreign investment in the u.s. which is chaired by the treasury department. smith field stock, in fact, still up .8% and no surprise up 30% over the last thre
. the less secure the environment, the smaller the project for the more security in barbur, the more substantial the project you can pursue. >> in iraq, you have the assessments being done about security and about engagement. in the absence of usoco, those assessments were being done by our ambassador and those assessments were being done by the generals on the ground. where are they on this proposal? do they feel that would have benefited? to any of the generals or ambassadors who served in iraq feel that they would have benefited by having best? >> yes, sir. ambassador crocker says this would have enabled him to operate more effectively and he supports the idea of creating usoco. operatinge u.s. is overseas -- i guess we can broaden this to syria -- the ambassador in iraq and when the u.s. operates elsewhere, it is the ambassador who heads the civilian efforts in the country. the commanding general then heads the defense operations. ambassadord what crocker said. thee would usoco fit into chain of command? is it on par with state and dot? >> the mission would be discreet and well-d
advances in economic thinking and in changing policy environment. notably following the ideas of a large and others the fomc has moved to the framework that ties policy settings more directly to the economic outlook, so-called forecast approach. in particular the fomc has released more detailed statement following its meetings that have relayed the outlook for policy to prospective economic developments and has introduced regular summaries of the individual economic projections of fomc participants, including for the target federal funds rate. the provision of additional information about policy plans as health policymakers deal with the constrained posed by the lower bound o on the short-term interest rate. in particular by offering guidance about a policy will respond to economic development, the committee has been able to increase policy accommodation, even when the short-term interest rate is near zero and cannot be meaningfully reduced further. the committee has also sought to influence interest rates further out on the yield curve, notably through its securities. other central bank
: the colorado department of public health and environment is in charge of making sure the panels in the thousands of gallons of contaminated liquids in warehouses and manufacturing plants are disposed of properly. >> so those facilities are big. there's a lot of machinery left behind. that machinery needs to be decontaminated so that there is no cadmium left on that material. and that would be expensive. >> reporter: they say no state or federal cleanup dollars will be used. the tab, reported to be at $2.2 million job, belongs to abound. and if what's left of the company's resources don't cover it, property owners will be stuck with costs, as reusable inventory goes to other solar manufacturers. >> i think what you'll see is many of the materials that were left behind will end up in a recycling stream. >> reporter: the solar energy industry's association says despite the dangerous mess, solar is still the cleanest and most abundant form of energy today. >> it's unfortunate that they are bankrupt and out of business. but the technology that they relied upon, american innovation an
feel like i'm doing my part to help out the environment. >>> so that is san francisco airport brought to you by kgo out there. we are continuing to monitor the developments. this is now an investigation and of course about the healing of the passengers who did survive and most of them did. two dead in that crash. the rest, some of them in the hospital. some of them walked away. amazing. >>> we are getting new information about the flight data recorder from the san francisco crash. renee marsh is here with the latest. >> earlier this morning we stole e told you that those flight recorders were on the way here to washington, d.c. now we have confirmed that they are now at the national transportation safety board's lab here in washington, d.c. we're told they're in good shape. they will begin the process of annual sizing the information on these flight recorders. we should get a preliminary readout on the information on these recorders that could happen this afternoon. lots of critical information that could piece together and pain president picture of what happened in those final moment
the internal mcleary environment in russia. as i said at the outset i agree with you as well that wherever we can as we try to do we have to try to work with russian our common interests and we have had success in that regard particularly on foreign-policy issues that we share. with regard to our support for democratic change and reform for those speaking out for a pluralistic society we have to despise the environment continue to work with the russians who are willing to work with us. we are not able to support them as fully and we still need to make support available in other ways and i will if confirmed he eager to work with all of you on the committee to look for more ways to do that. in addition we have to speak out as you said and as i said in my opening when we disagree and we have to work more intensively and more cohesively with our european allies and partners because when we speak together our concerns are even stronger. see let me ask you one question about the trade agreement. how worried are you about the ability of europe to be on -- we have seen over the past week france seems
environment would this set up and would it be really easy to try and just turn one of your own employees in, co-workers in? >> yeah. well, let me say this, because i believe that classified information should stay classified and there used to be a tradition and habit and mandate across the federal government that it was treated as such. so any attempts to make sure that secret information from the government remains secret is something that should be unobjectionable. but of course, in this current environment, what you have i suppose is a training program for snitches, or a training program so that you've got these experienced spies who can spy on the rest of us. i don't know. >> steve: it's crazy. let's take folks down to gitmo where a bunch of those guys who are being held are on a continued hunger strike. a judge ruled monday that she lacked the authority to halt the forced feeding. you refer to this essentially as jihad theater or sircdu jihad, certainly. i think you have to put this latest round of hunger strikes, which have been going on for several months in context, and the fact is
or for the u.s. s are? or is? >> well, i think first of all, a stable international environment. for them to reach economic goals. you can't think about that ithout thinking about u.s.-china relations. and i think that's probably the main thing. particularly this new leading team. over and emphasizing over that we should build a new of relationship between powers. >> major powers. >> yeah. e should show the world that the emergence of a new major power doesn't necessarily mean chaos and war and so on. i think they're very interested in this, in trying to build it. politicians erican that go over there usually get a eally great welcome, even the ones that aren't so friendly. >> so, as i mentioned, i spent ast week in beijing with a number of senior security officials, including wearing the pla. uniforms of the it was really interesting. one of the themes that came of ugh was the theme strategicic mistrust. and the argument that was given as for example in iraq and afghanistan, a large number of american troops have been killed friendly ly by uk fire. nobody except real anglo folks purpose,
of history. from early days, surge days, to drawdown days, to the current environment where we are actually watching from the completion of projects that were begun long ago, but also watching the strategic effects of u.s. engagement and disengagement. a very special position to be able to look at these things because the watchdog that ensures that u.s. tax dollars that are spent inside iraq are spent well and wisely. but it's also a wonderful for evaluating our changing mission and changing program in iraq precisely because as a public watchdog, as someone who looks at military projects from a civilian perspective, we -- he has the opportunity to talk about very many different problems, challenges and lessons learned that he's been able to work on over the past nine years. he's also the author, along with his team of learning from iraq, a book that i commend to you for reading, and for learning. and so with that introduction, please help me welcome stuart bowen. [applause] >> thank you. thank you, kim. thanks to the institute and to all of you for being here this morning. it's a privilege
by the army or the police or by the citizenry. don't wish to see a dupoly environment held by the state. there's no way to make a gun safe. host: what about the regulations? you talked about a serial number on every gun. you write about it in the story. tell our viewers. question aboute what happens if a gun comes out bad. , if it is beyond repair within the factory. the answer is that this is a heavily regulated area. the receiver which is the part of the gun that makes it a gun, it does the firing, it told the round and contains the trigger housing. every single one of those made has to have a serial number. even if it comes out broken. if it comes out broken, that have to take a picture of cutting it in half and then send that to the federal government if the federal government asks for it. they have to document it. it is not as if there are people popping in at night and stealing chocolate. this is already regulated industry. norfolk, va., independent college. about: you were talking having guns designed to kill people and animals. do they talk about the number of people who have been kill
away from the conversation is a different media environment than today. guest: very true. were threeys, there television networks. they controlled 95% of the audience we did not have cable tv. we did not have the internet. it worked both ways. richard nixon was one of the last american presidents who could use the bully pulpit in ways that moved in numbers. the white house could calle threonine in new york city at 1:00 and be assured of having -- 3 man in new york city at 1:00 in the morning and be assured of having primetime that night. verax of wrightwood offer was called instant analysis. today the president wants to make a speech. he may not be on three networks. and does not particularly a matter. he will be on cable. cable is defined by their own ideological color races. forget. seeral ride -- eric vereid. before he is halfway through his speech, millions are twittering their analysis. it is a different environment. it was the mistress of the chief job of the president is to persuade people. it is a lot harder to persuade people today than it was in richard nixon's time. nixons o
, not doing anything bad. like there's so many other ways we can protect the environment. this just doesn't seem like a very good one. anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yes! one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. live the regular life. phillips'. ... ... ... ... >> just a little context for you. despite all the news about airline crashes, flying is still among the safest ways to travel. sitting in the back of the plane increases your chance of survival. the rear is the safest spot according to data on commercial jet crashes. according to statistics your chance of dying in a plain crash in your lifetime are 11 million to one. jon knows i'm a scaredy cat when it comes to flying and sitting in the back of the plane is where you get the most turbulence. just something to consider. >> more stability over the wings. >> when you're picking krur seat. >> yeah. decades long tradition. tradition of fire pits, beach fire pits specifically, could be a thing of the past. california b
-- inhospitable environment. as dr. neeson laid out in his report, the radical regime of iran is a long-standing highly developed structure in latin america. the primary purpose is to spread the iranian revolution by any means necessary, including terrorist attacks. decision by the bombings as mentioned earlier, and three publicly known failed attacks in the night states. this includes the 2007 attempt , and theas pipe lines 2000 on plot to hire hitman limits can -- from a mexican cartel. it is important that all three offers for all the rest the highest levels of the reigning government. these are manifestations of the core belief of every iranian government since the revolution. review fromst october 22, 1987, the cia stated that iranian leaders view terrorism as an important tool government. the use terrorism selectively and skillfully in coordination with diplomacy and military tactics. we believe leaders leave that terrorism is an except of a policy option, although they may differ on the appropriateness of the particular act of terrorism. reality inundamental the iranian constitut
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